KUWAIT: The weather is hot during the coming days and relatively hot at nights with accumulating clouds at dawn, the Kuwaiti meteorological department said yesterday. The head of navigation forecast, Dherar Al-Ali, told KUNA that northwesterly winds have persisted with projected speed exceeding 60 km/h through the weekend.

They are whipping up dust with visibility dropping to less than 1,000 meters particularly in the desert and uninhabited regions. Temperature is ranging between 45 and 48 degrees during the coming days and 32 to 35 degrees at nights. Winds are forecast to slow down as of Sunday amid heat rise that may hit 50 degrees. Sea goers ought to be cautious of high waves and motorists should be careful of low visibility and moving sands on the roads.

Meteorologist Abdelaziz Al-Qarawi was quoted in an Al-Jarida report yesterday saying that next week will see the highest temperatures the country will witness this summer, known as the "second Gemini" period. Qarawi said this period is called the summer Bahura or "amber of heat", during which temperatures will be in the 50s most of the time. He said temperatures will gradually drop by August as air mass will start to change.